MADISON, W.Va – High winds, heavy rain and hail blew through Boone County Wednesday, March 1 during the late morning hours.
Madison, W.Va was hit hard on Main Street. However, the entire county as well as surrounding counties took hard hits from the morning storm.
Main Street saw standing water and small debris in the road and on sidewalks. The power flickered on and off multiple times never actually going off for any length of time.
There were multiple pine trees down across from the Dollar General on Main Street which appeared to have damaged two local buildings.
According to Steve Byus Emergency Management Coordinator for the City of Madison the building damaged was Howell’s Dentistry and an old garage beside of the dentist office.
Community members out looking at all the damages said there were several other buildings on Main Street which had roof damage.
An unoccupied building on Main Street also had the glass busted out during the morning storm.
Powers outages were reported throughout the county.
According to Greg Lay Boone County Emergency Management Agency Director (BCEMA) trees and power lines are down all over the county.
“Every major route is blocked except for Route 119,” said Lay. “Please stay away from down power lines.”
According to Lay, DOH and AEP are out in full force after the morning storm.
“At this time we are under a local state of emergency,” said Lay.
Heather Kinder is a reporter for the Coal Valley News. She can be contacted at 304-369-1165 ext. 1661, [email protected] or on Twitter @CVN_hkinder.